The Interactive ZIPScribble Map

The idea behind the ZIPScribble Map is simple: Connect all the ZIP or postal codes in a country in ascending order. Does that produce chaos or some kind of pattern? Use this interactive map to explore.

At the bottom of the selector is also the Traveling Presidential Candidate Map.

The source code for this page is available on github.

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Robert Kosara

Robert Kosara is Senior Research Scientist at Tableau Software, and formerly Associate Professor of Computer Science. His research focus is the communication of data using visualization. In addition to blogging, Robert also runs and tweets.

4 thoughts on “The Interactive ZIPScribble Map”

  1. I sell items on and I’ve been trying to find a way to virtually ‘put a pushpin’ on a map for every customer’s zip code. It sounds silly, but I want to see where all my sales have ended up. Not for marketing purposes, just out of curiosity. I came across your zip scribble map in the process. It’s very interesting and I must commend you for a new map of the USA. :) thanks

    1. Do you know I think it does exactly what you need, puts your customers into the map using your data with zip codes.

  2. There’s seems to be an error.

    On my screen, I’m seeing a box the width of the page, proportionately tall, yet 80% is blank white space while the map is in the top left hand corner, about 300px wide.

    I’m using FF 11.0 on Windows 7.

  3. I went to the polymaps website, and found the same error there, so it’s apparently on their end. I checked in chrome and everything works fine. I’ll give them a heads up.

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